variants or nonentresse
plural nonentreses or nonentresses
Scots feudal law
: failure of an heir to land to make an entry thereon and to obtain investiture of the feu from the superior
also : the feudal casualty arising from such failure

Word History


Middle English (Scots) none entress, from none-, non- non- entry 1 + entress, entres entrance, entry, from Middle English entren to enter + -ess, -es, -esse (as in duresse duress, restraint)

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“Nonentres.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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